Rodrego Hernandez wrote:
In nice weather, super light climbing wheels and tyres would be perfect.
However, in bad weather the roads get pretty slippery and braking / reliability would be more beneficial.
Bear in mind also that if you need a repair for any reason (spoke for example) a more specialised wheel might be harder to source a repair when compared to a more common wheel. Same applies to tubs, you might have a very limited selection of spares available should you need to buy replacements.
Personally I'd go with the shamals. I rode a set over there a few years ago in terrible weather and they were great, they're also not too shabby in good weather.
Whatever you ride, it'll be great fun though.
That is actually a fair and good point I failed to address, but I actually considered before I went myself. I took a few extra spokes of all sizes needed "just in case" as they are not a dime a dozen stocked item by shops. Even Campagnolo shops. You should too. Hubs failing there if they are fine now I would consider a huge failure along the same lines as a frame break. I always had in the back of my mind that short of the frame breaking I was ready to replace anything with a shitty part just to get it working until I got back from the trip.